Jose Gozar was an instructor in the Flying School of Air Corps of the Philippine Army. During World War II he fought as a pilot.
Jose Gozar enlisted in the Air Corps of the Philippine Army in April 1938. On graduating he served as an instructor in the Flying School between 1940 and the outbreak of World War II in December 1941.
Gozar fought as a pilot, receiving a citation for shooting down two Japanese bombers
during the war. Following the last stand of the Philippine Army at Bataan and Corregidor,
the Japanese placed a price on his head as an un-
However, local guerrillas suspected him to be a spy so he escaped on a sailboat with
two friends. Caught by a storm on the open sea he abandoned the craft and swam to
the shore -
8 April 1918
Jose Gozar Commemorative (Air Mail)
#C78 and C80, 20 Oct 1955
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